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Meet Wanfeng's star power: Ailian Chen

She's little known in the U.S., but Ailian Chen, chairwoman of Wanfeng Auto Holding Group, is a high-profile communist achiever at home.

Denso's overhaul will honor old products

Denso Corp. looks for new value in old products as the supplier plans a transformation in the coming decade.

Nissan Altima rediseñado cautiva con su rendimiento deportivo

El Altima 2019 es un esfuerzo por traer un poco de emoción al segmento de sedanes familiares, tan difamado y ignorado. El Altima de sexta generación aprovecha la mayor inversión en tren motriz en su historia.

Redesigned Nissan Altima wows on performance

Nissan's sixth-generation Altima leverages the largest investment in powertrain in the company's history.

Redesigned Nissan Altima wows on performance

Nissan's sixth-generation Altima leverages the largest investment in powertrain in the company's history.

For supplier plants, how close is too close?

Suppliers want manufacturing sites close to their automaker customers — but not too close.

Infiniti's new EV mission is chance to reshape product

Infiniti is reshaping its future product plan — and that is resulting in some striking concepts.

HABLA EL PROVEEDOR: Director de Freudenberg Sealing abraza el futuro de coches eléctricos

Claus Möhlenkamp es consciente de que su empresa de sellado tiene un camino difícil por delante, conforme los autos se vayan electrificando y ya no necesiten sus sellos de motor. Pero él tiene un plan.

JDA visualiza cadenas de suministro más predictivas

JDA Software está trabajando con miras al día en que las cadenas de suministro de las empresas automotrices se vuelvan tan ágiles que sean capaces de predecir qué desean los clientes.

NISSAN: Sept. dip masks a retail uptick

UPDATED: 10/3/2018 1:42 pm ET

Year-over-year declines were exaggerated by last year's rush to replenish hurricane-damaged fleets but Nissan says U.S. retail sales rose in September.

Fabricantes de herramientas: en medio del fuego cruzado de los aranceles

La consultora de proveedores Laurie Harbour afirma que los aranceles están elevando los costos para los proveedores automotrices.

El naranja de Nissan es el nuevo naranja

Originaria de Detroit y con 39 años de edad, Nicole Fonseca estudió diseño de modas en la Universidad de Michigan Central. A ella se le encomendó el color y el diseño de interiores del rediseñado modelo 2019 del Altima de Nissan.

Nissan orange is the new orange

Nicole Fonseca, a 39-year-old Detroiter who studied fashion design at Central Michigan University, was tasked with color and interior design on the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima.

Nissan orange is the new orange

Nicole Fonseca, a 39-year-old Detroiter who studied fashion design at Central Michigan University, was tasked with color and interior design on the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima.

Ejecutivo de Nissan Norteamérica: Regresará popularidad de sedanes

Los sedanes bajaron de alrededor del 50 por ciento del mercado en los Estados Unidos, hace seis años, al 30 por ciento en 2018, y por debajo del 30 por ciento en agosto. Entonces, ¿quién está hablando de un resurgimiento sedán? Bueno, Denis Le Vot de Nissan lo hace.

Nissan exec: Sedans will be back

Nissan sees a decent future ahead for cars. Its European operations aren't so sure about that.

Nissan positions Altima to challenge sedan slump

Nissan believes it can buck a prolonged industry decline in sedan sales by stuffing the next-generation Altima with advanced technology.

Nissan's new approach to pickup marketing: Community service

Nissan departs from the usual pickup segment message of brawn and power to market its Titan as a community involvement tool.

Auria's jackpot potential: Acoustic material

Auria is launching a new technology in sound and vibration deadening for GM, to the tune of $100 million.

Toolmakers caught in tariff crossfire

Supplier consultant Laurie Harbour says tariffs are raising tool costs for auto suppliers. Some 80 per cent of the auto industry's injection molds are traditionally produced in Canada — largely in Windsor, Ont.

Toolmakers caught in tariff crossfire

Supplier consultant Laurie Harbour says tariffs are raising tool costs for auto suppliers.

N.A. auto plant for Magna Steyr?

Global manufacturer Magna International might consider a North American assembly plant in the next few years.

N.A. auto plant for Magna Steyr?

Global manufacturer Magna International might consider a North American assembly plant in the next few years.

Experts share their visions of what's ahead in a changing industry

At the Management Briefing Seminars last week in Michigan, the annual high-level "big think" held by the Center for Automotive Research, executives, engineering leaders, consultants and automotive startup entrepreneurs agreed on one recurring point: The world is changing beneath their feet.

More supplier buyouts coming this year

PwC forecasts that supplier mergers and acquisitions will remain on a hot pace this year.


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